Four Season Icebox Dessert
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What ever season you are celebrating this lush four layered dessert is a crowd pleaser.
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 3⁄4 cup Rice Krispies
- 1⁄2 cup margarine (or butter, melted)
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs (beaten)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (drain but reserve juice)
- 8 drops green food coloring (optional but does make for a 'green summer')
- 1 (212 g) package lemon pie filling (NOT instant, you need the 6 serving size, brand sizes likely vary)
- 3⁄4 cup reserved pineapple juice
- 1 (12 ounce) carton Cool Whip (thawed, I use whipping cream)
- SPRING: For base; in large mixing bowl combine all spring ingredients, press into a 9x 13 glass pan.
- SUMMER: Soften cream cheese, beat in sugar and the beaten eggs - add vanilla, drained pineapple and food coloring - mix well.
- Pour over spring (base), bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes until set.
- FALL: cook pie filling according to directions on package using the 3/4 cup of reserved pineapple juice and enough water to equal liquid called for in the pie filling - when thickened pour over summer.
- WINTER: When lemon filling is cool, cover with Cool Whip or whipping cream about 1 - 1 1/2 inch thickness.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
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Wow, Gerry! You have another winner here. We loved it, everything works together so well. The crust (Spring) is amazing. I did cut the recipe in half as there were only 3 of us for dinner tonight and we don't like to eat sweets during the week. Well, we like to, but try not to. It is very rich and of course, we do have leftovers so I may take the rest to work. The guys may say no to that idea! By the way - I know I am slower than many but you may want to set aside more time for prep and cooling. It will be worth it though! Thanks for sharing another great recipe. Made for Fall PAC 2009.Reply
Adam and I made this for Great Grandpa Joe since his two favourites are pineapple and lemon, worked out perfect. As he told Grandpa "The base with the rice krispies were the earth for growing the rice krispies were the little seeds, the pineapple and cheese layer were for Daffodils that is the first flowers in the spring, the lemon layer was for the bright sun shine that makes everything grow, and the whipped cream on top.. well were for the angels in the clouds, which brightens up the whole world. Thats what this dessert brings because its the best I ever eaten, just yummy." Some imagination he has. I must say. All I had told him was it was called seasons and each layer represents what ever you want it too and you could make anytime of the year. But we all agreed that it was a wonderful cool refreshing dessert enjoyed by all. I give this recipe a million stars for the memorable comments it produced from my young five year old grandchild.Reply